March 16, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Live to be 100


By Michele Dargan, special for the Civic Association -- The Palm Beach Civic Association will present "Live to be 100 with a High-Quality Palm Beach Lifestyle" at 10 a.m. March 20.

The forum will feature interviews and a panel discussion with medical professionals who will reveal what it takes to live a longer, healthier life.

The event will take place at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, 141 S. County Rd, Palm Beach. There will be complimentary valet parking. It's free and open to the public, but registration is required. For registrations, call 561-655-0820 or register online at

Anita Finley will serve as moderator. Ms. Finley is the publisher of Boomer Times & Senior Life, a radio talk show host, author, and gerontologist. 

Lew Crampton Wins Palm Beach Council Seat
Lew Crampton
Lew Crampton defeated Harris S. Fried by a comfortable margin in their contest for the Group 1 Town Council seat, claiming 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election. Crampton had 1,401 votes to Fried's 934, according to unofficial results from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office.
Lew Crampton on Council Victory: Voters Shared his 'Broader Vision'
Lew Crampton, who prevailed over Harris S. Fried with nearly 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday's Town Council election, said Wednesday he won because most voters shared his views for Palm Beach's future.
Crampton's core message: he had the management experience and ability to do the job and would work to protect the security of residents while safeguarding the island's high quality of life.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Palm Beach Town Council Eyes 
Trust Fund Surplus
Palm Beach Town Hall
A health care trust fund for town retirees is overfunded by nearly $4 million, the Town Council learned at a meeting earlier this month. The town can't take the money out, but it appears it will be able to stop funding the trust for a few years, freeing up nearly $1 million annually for other uses.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Town Explores Trimming 
Employee Raises
Palm Beach is looking to drive down the cost of employee raises, which is approaching $1 million a year. But the Town Council on Monday decided against lowering performance increases until it can learn more about how well neighboring municipalities pay their employees.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Town Reduces Speed Limit in North County Road Shopping District
Courtesy John David Corey
Courtesy John David Corey
Many times, John David Corey would notice speeding cars while walking along North County Road's shopping district. "Sometimes," Corey said, "it became a raceway." So Corey, founder of Palm Beach Walks, a group that promotes safer walking and bicycling conditions on the island, asked the town to reduce the area's speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Town Council to Appoint Member(s) to the Investment Advisory Committee
Town of Palm Beach logo
The Town of Palm Beach announces board member openings on the Town's Investment Advisory Committee effective May 2018. The Investment Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity and shall make recommendations to the Town Council in matters relating to the town's investment policy and the investment of the Town's surplus funds.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
Spring Celebration Egg Hunt
March 31
Spring Celebration Egg Hunt
Join the Town of Palm  Beach Recreation Department, Saturday, March 31, as kids in 4 age groups (2 & under, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-11) scramble for golden tickets hidden inside candy filled eggs at the Palm Beach Recreation Department's annual Spring Celebration.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Honors Paul Tudor Jones
Paul Tudor Jones

At the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's annual New York City dinner, held last night at an uptown club that would prefer to go unnamed, a simple roll cast in any direction would have put you in contact with an angling luminary.
But it was the young singer/songwriter, Caroline Jones, who stole the show.


Palm Beach Town Council Meetings Rescheduled to Avoid Election Conflict

This month's Town Council meetings have been rescheduled to avoid conflict with the town election in Palm Beach.

The regular monthly meeting, which is normally the second Tuesday of the month, will be held at 9:30 a.m. on March 20. The council's development reviews meeting, which would have been on Wednesday, will be at 9:30 a.m. March 21.

March 20, 2018, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
March 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Civic Association: Live to Be 100 With a High-Quality Palm Beach Lifestyle
March 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers
March 27, 2018, 9:30 AM
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
March 28, 2018, 9:00 AM
Architectural Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
March 29, 2018, 9:00 AM
Shore Protection Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers

March 31, 2018, 10:00 AM SHARP
Spring Celebration Egg Hunt
Recreation Center on Seaview Ave.
Businesses, Police Using New Alarm System
police car
John Surovek trips his alarm on purpose at his art gallery about once every 18 months just to make sure it's working.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
How Palm Beach County Private Schools Handle Security
the greene school
Florida lawmakers, galvanized by last month's deadly high school shooting in Parkland, want to arm school employees to better protect students.
Read More (Palm Beach Post) 
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Civic Association's Re-Usable Shopping Bags
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Free Re-Usable Bags from the Civc Association
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Publix Bag Day
Florida Legislature Adopts $88.7 Billion Budget, Concludes
2018 Session
Florida Capital
The Florida Legislature ended its 2018 session Sunday by adopting the state's $88.7 billion budget.
Read More (Florida Watchdog)
Session End Leaves Pile of Dead Bills
Florida rotunda
Overall, 2018 was not a stellar year for passing bills, with the House and Senate agreeing on 195 bills, four resolutions and one resolution-like "memorial."
Read More (Sunshine State News)
Rubio Files Federal Legislation to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent
daylight savings
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio seems to be on board with permanent daylight saving time.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
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